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The Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia (1245–1349).

Andrei II Yuryevych of Halych or Andrew of Galicia (Ukrainian: Андрій II Юрієвич|) (unknown – 1323) was the last Rus' king of Halych-Volhynia in 1308–1323 (according to other sources since 1315). He was the son of Yuri I (1252–1308) whom he succeeded on the royal throne of the Principality of Halych. His mother was Euphemia of Kuyavia. After the death of his father, he ruled the kingdom together with his brother Lev. Though the kingdom was one being managed together, there are sources informing that Andrei was seated in Vladimir-Volynsky and Lev in Halych.

Fighting Lithuania and Tatars

It is known that in the second decade of 14th century, the Lithuanians strengthened its pressure upon the Principality of Halych-Volhynia taking Dorohychyn and Berestia lands away. The years of rule of brothers were in constant fight with Gediminas of Lithuania.

He had established firm relations with Polish king Władysław I of Poland and Teutonic Order and attempted to weaken dependence from the Golden Horde. For some time Andrei had been fighting the Mongol-Tatars and Lithuania.

They were also in union with the allies of Władysław I of Poland - Scandinavian and Pomeranian rulers against Margraves of Brandenburg (1315).


According to some historians he died together with his brother Lev battling the Mongol-Tatars or Lithuanians while defending Berestya.

Both king Andrei and his brother Lev were much respected on the west. In May 1323, the Polish king Władysław I the Elbow-high in his letter to the Pope wrote with regret: "The two last Ruthenian kings, that had been firm shields for Poland from the Tatars, left this world and after their death Poland is directly under Tatar threat."

After their death the line of direct descendants of Roman Mstyslavych broke and the Galician state remained without a dynasty. Galician boyars (nobility) attempted to rule the state themselves. That perhaps was the reason that they sought the protection of the Tatars, which Władysław I pf {p;and became afraid of. But soon more conservative elements took hold among the boyars and the throne of the Principality of Halych was given to the Mazovian duke Boleslaw Trojdenowicz (related to the deceased royal brothers through marriage to their sister Maria), who took the name Yuriy II and who ruled Halycia]] from 1323 until 1338. Boleslaw Treojdenowicz was married to Andrei's sister Maria who ruled along with the husband. Her niece, Eufemia, heiress of Volhynia ruled in Lutsk.



See also

  • List of Ukrainian rulers
Andrei Yuryevich of Halych (c1290-1323)
Born: ? Died: 1323
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Yuri I
King of Galicia-Volhynia
with Lev II of Galicia (1308–1323)
Succeeded by
Boleslaw-Yuri II

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Offspring of Andrei Yuryevich of Halych and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anna Andreyevna of Volhynia (c1320-c1345)


#g1: Offspring of Yuri I Lvovich of Halych (c1255-1308) and Kseniya Yaroslavna of Tver (c1268-1286)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mikhail Yuryevich of Halych (1283-1286) , ,
#g2: Offspring of Yuri I Lvovich of Halych (c1255-1308) and Euphemia of Kuyavia (c1266-1308)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Andrei Yuryevich of Halych (c1290-1323) 1290, 1323,
Lev Yuryevich of Halych (c1291-1323) 1291, 1323, Olga Romanovna of Bryansk (c1294-c1350)
Maria Yuryevna of Halych (c1292-1341) 1292, 11 January 1341, Trojden I of Masovia (c1285-1341)
Anastasia Yuryevna of Halych (c1293-c1364) 1293, 1364, Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (1301-1339)


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